Nick Lachey "Upset" About Jessica Simpson's Dog

Celebrity News Oct. 7, 2009 AT 6:46PM
Nick Lachey "Upset" About Jessica Simpson's Dog Credit: Sara Jaye Weiss

Nick Lachey is just as devastated as Jessica Simpson that their pooch was snatched by a coyote last month.

"I think a lot of people forget that Daisy was my dog too -- for years," Lachey, 35, who gifted the five-year-old maltipoo to his ex wife, 29, tells Access Hollywood.

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Lachey -- who has been promoting his reverse auction site, --  admits he's been thinking about Simpson a lot after hearing about Daisy's fate.

"I didn't reach out to her," he says. "I'm sure she was upset ... I was upset ... It was sad to hear that happened, but it's part of the cycle of life."

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After Simpson's pup was grabbed by the coyote near her Los Angeles home, she wrote on Twitter: "A coyote took my precious Daisy right in front of our eyes. HORROR! We are searching. Hoping. Please help!"

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She also hired a professional dog finding service to contact 1,000 neighbors and offered a reward -- but called off the search within three days.

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